time diversion XV

Monday 20th, March 2017 Moon: Last Quarter • Visible: 52% ↓ • Age: 22 days Fifteenth clock*:   In Limbo – Sepia II   In Limbo – Sepia II Technique: Acrylic, Indian Ink, Watercolour [mixed media] Original size: 14x25cm from my watercolor, ink & acrylic series “In Limbo” 2014 © Marina Kanavaki   and for … Continue reading

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time diversion VII

Sunday 12, March 2017 Moon: Full Moon • Visible: 100% • Age: 14 days Seventh clock*: In Limbo – Fandango In Limbo – Fandango Technique: Watercolour, Ink, Acrylic Original size: 22x29cm from my watercolor & ink series “In Limbo” 2014 © Marina Kanavaki When I chose this clock for the Full Moon I didn’t remember … Continue reading

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time diversion V

Friday 10, March 2017 Moon: Waxing gibbous • Visible: 96% ↑• Age: 12 days Fifth clock*: In Limbo – Heavy Weather In Limbo – Heavy Weather Technique: Watercolour, Ink, Acrylic Original size: 22x29cm from my watercolor & ink series “In Limbo” 2014 © Marina Kanavaki   and for this March Friday: Kenny Dorham: Blue Friday from … Continue reading

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Dmitri Shostakovich: Babi Yar

Dmitri Shostakovich Symphony No.13 In B Flat minor, Op.113 Adagio: “Babi Yar“ Poem “Babi Yar” by Yevgeni Yevtushenko Bass: Marius Rintzler Gentlemen from the Choir of the Concertgebouw Orchestra Concertgebouw Orchestra Bernard Haitink Babi Yar  by Yevgeni Yevtushenko Nad Babim Yarom pamyatnikov nyet. Krutoi obryv, kak gruboye nadgrobye. Mne strashno. Mne sevodnya stolko let, Kak … Continue reading

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peridot eight

August • 8 •  08:00 •  2016 and with August, I complete my artistic journey of months and numbers. A journey that began in September 2015*. There will be a post with all of them together, some time soon but on with this summer month… …………………………………………………………… • August colors: Orange, Red & Light Green •  … Continue reading

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ruby seven

July • 7 •  07:00 •  2016 and according to numerology, 7 represents Truth, Trust and True Desire! Be prepared for a very powerful spark of change! …………………………………………………………… • July colors: Red, Pink, Purple & Green • July Birthstone: Ruby, Carnelian • July Flowers: Larkspur, Tulip, Water Lily & Delphinium • Words of the month: Happiness, … Continue reading

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pearl six

June • 6 •  06:00 [yep, three sixes in a row!  😉 ] and on a New Moon, June is here! …………………………………………………………… • June colors: Light Blue, White & Cream • June Birthstone: Pearl also: Moonstone, Alexandrite, Agate & Opal. • June Flowers: Rose • Word of the month: Good Health also: Happy, Friendship, Love, Strong, … Continue reading

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emerald five

Fifth hour of the Fifth day of the Fifth month: MAY! The name originates from the Greek goddess Maia [one of the Pleiades and the mother of Hermes]. …………………………………………………………… • May colors: White-Yellow, Red & Green* *  [keep your eyes open for something green to follow…] • May Birthstone: Emerald also: Sapphire, Agate, Chrysoprase, Beryl • … Continue reading

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diamond four

Now that April Fool’s long gone, I may safely proceed with my interpretation of… April. Lame excuse huh? Well, better late then never, here is April! Fourth month of the year. Its name originates from the Latin ‘Aprilis’  [from the verb aperire, “to open” for spring, the season when flowers ‘open’. The Greek word Anixi … Continue reading

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aquamarin-itis!

Title is correct! There’s been an outbreak of aquamarinitis at my art shop. Everyday items have been severely infected! Don’t believe me? Have a look:                         As always my work is also available as an Art Print, framed or on canvas here:     SHOP Aquamarina Three … Continue reading

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aquamarina* three

3rd month of the year [already] day 3 – 03:00 EET March [from the Latin: Martius – named for Mars, the Roman god of war] marks the beginning of Spring [meteorologically on the first day, astronomically on the 21st – 23rd, also known as Spring Equinox [for the Northern Hemisphere]. Speaking of Spring, it seems … Continue reading

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amethyst two

14:39 UTC  [04:39EET] February 8, 2016 • New Moon Losar Tashi Delek, to those celebrating the New Year. So February is here and a New Moon too. With a rather indecisive weather [snowing one day, warm and sunny the next], the 29 day month [leap year], moves forward heralding Spring. • This month’s colors: Purple, … Continue reading

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garnet one

First month of the year: January and my journey through/to numbers continues. A journey that -rather unorthodoxly*- began in September 2015! *Back in September 2015, inspired by Bumba’s “The Numbers Game Is Here: Mathematics for Dummies” The Whole Nine Yards,  I started working on images for each month. First month was September, so this series … Continue reading

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turquoise twelve

Yet another blue month! I like the element of surprise in painting, hence I do the current months’ research on the month and not before. That way I take advantage of a ‘clear’ mind and improvise more freely. Even though this method can present minor issues (for example this is the second blue month, narrowing … Continue reading

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topaz eleven

November and what better date to post the eleventh month’s* painting, but the …eleventh! November the eleventh! Autumn turning gold and colder. November’s flower is Chrysanthemum [and Peony] and birthstone: Topaz [and citrine]. Yes, the color is yellow – gold. Chrysanthemum stands for joy, compassion, friendship, and love. [here’s to a joyful, loving and compassionate … Continue reading

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opal ten

After a long involuntary absence, I am on my journey back – metaphorically speaking. Mid October. Tenth month. The ‘official’ month of Autumn. October’s flower is calendula and birthstone: opal [and tourmaline]. The name opal derives from the Greek Opallios, meaning “to see a change in color“. Although it is argued that the origin may … Continue reading

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sapphire nine

Working on nine for Bumba’s “The Numbers Game Is Here: Mathematics for Dummies” The Whole Nine Yards inspired me to do a nine in blue, as this month’s birthstone and color is sapphire! Sapphire Nine Technique: Mixed media from the series “journey of numbers” 2015 © Marina Kanavaki   Sapphire Nine is also designed on … Continue reading

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nine

Nine – a very significant number to me, in many ways. Steve (A.K.A. Bumba), a very talented writer & musician and friend here at the blogosphere, has been doing a series of posts on numbers: “The Numbers Game Is Here: Mathematics for Dummies”  with this subtitle: “The beauty of math, of numbers and other beautiful … Continue reading

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character no4 revisited

Wishing everyone a beautiful new week! [enjoyed last Saturday’s Supermoon?] This is a painting from my first solo exhibition back in 1999 at Epoches Gallery, in Athens. Character No4 Character No4 © marina kanavaki Technique: Gouache & Ink on paper Original size: 9x14cm from M.K. solo exhibition in 1999 at Epoches Gallery: “CHARACTERS”      … Continue reading

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